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Microsoft Corporation Software Engineer - Back-End in Mexico City, Mexico

What is Yammer?

Microsoft Yammer is the industry-defining social network for the enterprise. Millions of employees, including 85% of Fortune 500 companies use Yammer every day, to build community and culture, share knowledge, and connect with their leaders and each other.

Why Yammer?

Yammer was one of the first startup unicorns this past decade and was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Today, this means we get the benefits of a startup - rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology, outsized individual impact - with the advantages of working for one of the most successful software companies in the world. We work together in small, cross-functional teams - engineers, product managers, designers, data scientists - to design, deliver and operate delightful end user experiences to our tens of millions of users spread across the world.

We’ve always been mission-driven; In this post-Covid world, Yammer has become even more indispensable than ever as employees have a deep need for connection and a sense of belonging. We’ve been growing rapidly and need your help to take Yammer to the next level.

You will have:

  • Autonomy and freedom toinnovate

  • Choice of thebest ofopen source and Microsoft-internal technology

  • The ability to experiment, A/B test,and make data-drivendecisions

  • Tons ofopportunityfor outsized impactas part of asmall but mighty teamonarapidly-growingproduct needed now more thanever

At the same time, you also have the benefits of working at a top-tier tech company like Microsoft:

  • Compensation, benefits, and perks

  • Internal resources, technology, and opportunities for learning and growth

  • Brand and networking

  • Opportunity for massive scaleaspart of asuite with hundreds ofmillions of users

About this job

Our backend engineers develop the core Yammer services that power all our experiences. As a social networking product, Yammer has tons of interesting engineering challenges - like supporting large-scale conversations with hundreds of thousands of participants. We deploy new code every day to our tens of millions of users and are constantly innovating to improve the system and deliver a delightful experience.

Our BE stack:

  • Linux on Azure

  • Java andRubymicro services, deployed as dockercontainers

  • Graph QL,DropWizard, RailsREST APIs

  • Postgres/CosmosDB/Kafka/RabbitMQ/Redisstorage andqueuing

  • Mesos container orchestration,HAProxy-based service mesh

  • Wavefront metrics, Azure Data Explorer log aggregation, PagerDutyalerting



  • Design, build, and maintain services with millions of users, operating in multiple globalregions

  • Collaborate with product, design, and engineering to deliver adelightfulexperience

  • Continually seek deeper insights into the performance and scalability of our systems

  • Experiment, A/B test key hypothesis to make data drivendecisions

  • Improve service reliability, performance andlatency


We are looking to fill several junior and senior roles to work remotely in Mexico and Costa Rica

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field

  • 3+years of experience in softwarebackendengineering

  • KnowledgeofRDBMSprogramming

  • Javaor Ruby,Graph QL, REST,proficiency

  • Excellent programmer: your code is maintainable, and you writetests

Preferred Qualifications/Attributes

  • Experience owningyour code throughproduction

  • Curious about reliability and performance, up and down the stack

  • Microservices development, deployment, and monitoring

  • Experience building large scale, resilient distributedsystems

  • Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and network architectures

  • Efficient, tenacious debugging skillsusing logs andmetrics

  • Demonstrated abilitywith Ruby on Rails is a plusbut notnecessary

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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